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Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views...more
All reviews guided tour period costume malmaison hotel great tour spiral staircase worth a visit worth the climb interesting history interesting visit great visit come alive couple of hours mound dolls tower character matilda
We were staying at the Malmaison to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday as he is very interested in old castles and prisons. (Which as a guest of Malmaison you are entitled to a 25% discount on the tour- Although, we were not told this until...More
Oxford Prison is an imposing old building dating back to late 12th Century/early 13th Century. The transformation from a prison to a hotel is a mixture of old and new, retaining many features of its not so pleasant past.
Whether a tourist or staying in...More
This is a great place, half of the former prison is a museum the other half a fancy hotel. A tour guide takes you round on an informative talk. You can also get access to the tower and the Hill which affords you a brilliant...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Oxford Castle and prison. our guide (Prisoner Oliver) was very knowledgeable but never boring. We learnt about life in the Castle before it became a prison, and also about life for prisoners, including some of the cruel Victorian punishments,...More
My visit here was rather unprompted; my sister took me to Oxford for some sightseeing with a vague plan to visit the castle, and ended up on this guided tour around the prison.
With no particular expectations, it was a good experience. The tour guide...More
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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Hi Sheikh, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the tour and site interesting! Thanks for reviewing!
At first I didn’t like that guided tour was only option to visit the castle. But it turned out to be great. We spent an hour there. Rob ,our guide , walked and talked us through the castle and the history of Oxford. Thank you...More
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
Hi! It's so good to hear that despite your reservations, you ended up having a good time! We're really happy to hear Rob gave such a good tour- thank you for endorsing us!